Abu Dhabi International Airport
Abu Dhabi, the largest of the Emirates is the capital city of UAE. It is the hub of political and industrial activities of the UAE and a major cultural and tourist spot for millions of tourists who either visit the place or transit at the Abu Dhabi International Airport. There are large number of spots to visit while your travel or stopover at Abu Dhabi. From conventional domes, mosques and minarets to awe inspiring skyscrapers and malls, from traditional markets for shopping to desert safaris, Abu Dhabi is a distinctive city in its own special way.
Abu Dhabi being the premier Emirate holds 94% of the total Oil reserves of the UAE. Furthermore, it is world’s fourth biggest oil producer contributing 10% towards the world’s oil needs. Having one of the strongest per capita income and minimum /no security risks, Abu Dhabi has become one of the favorite destinations to visit. The best time to visit Abu Dhabi is between November and March. As UAE is a Muslim majority state, revealing dresses at public places for both men and women are not considered good. So those who travel to Abu Dhabi or even UAE should take care of it and respect their customs and traditions.
A persistent increase of passenger traffic at the Abu Dhabi International Airport is in line with the growing economy, business and tourism of the UAE and Abu Dhabi. During 2011, approximately 8 to 10 million visitors were welcomed at the Abu Dhabi International Airport. The airport is well equipped with the state of the art facilities and the passenger service is of high quality making it a haven for airlines to land or transit. The increased connectivity has improved the frequency of the international flights and so as the travelers to this golden land.
Various holiday packages are available for Abu Dhabi, which attracts tourists across the globe. Not only flights have increased to Abu Dhabi but also the Abu Dhabi Airport is considered to be the busiest route for the most visited destinations like London, Jeddah, Bangkok, Doha and Manila.
The management of the Abu Dhabi Airport has recently announced that during November 2011 to March 2012, the flights from Abu Dhabi to the rest of the world will be 900 per week. This increase will register year-on-year up surge of 8%. Abu Dhabi has seen large number of visitors in November 2011 on account of 2011 Formula One, Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, Hajj and Eid ul Adha. Furthermore, the flights to new routes by the national carrier- Etihad Airways have been commenced during November 2011 to Dusseldorf, Chengdu, Seychelles and Maldives, which has increased the overall activity at the airport.
The Chief Executive officer of the Abu Dhabi Airport, Ahmed Al Haddabi states that it is a joint effort of the national carrier of Abu Dhabi, other airlines of the UAE and the Abu Dhabi Airport which has increased the flow of flights across the board. The management of the airport is hopeful that the passengers will increase with the commencement of new destinations by the UAE carriers.